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Treasures of Thailand

August 10 – 18, 2019 | INR 27000 per person

Trip Details

Overview

  

Embark on this ultimate 10-day trip to Thailand covering the country’s most iconic spots and natural wonders. We start the trip from Bangkok, known as the Venice of the East, visiting its magnificent temples, museums and palaces including the Grand Palace, Wat Pho and Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn). That’s not all. Bangkok is famous for its mouth-watering cuisine and exciting floating markets. Combine this experience flying into Chiang Mai, a cultural and natural wonderland filled with a myriad of attractions from stunning temples and ancient ruins to fascinating markets, waterfalls and national parks. Chiang Mai's highlights include Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Wat Chedi Luang, Night Bazar and Chiang Mai Zoo.  


Enjoy a mineral bath at Pha Bong Hot springs and then explore Pai, a tiny small town offering natural surroundings. Conclude this fantastic trip with a relaxing break at the tranquil Phuket, filled with various sites and attractions including sandy beaches, local food and amazing beach life. You cannot miss the opportunity to visit Patong Beach, Phuket Town and Rawai Village. 


This is a truly exciting experience you will cherish for a lifetime.

Itinerary

DAY 01: BANGKOK (-/-/-) 


Welcome to Bangkok, Thailand! Begin this Thailand Treasure’s tour in the heart of it all: the capital city. Upon arrival at Bangkok Airport, we are transferred to the hotel / home-stay. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure till 6PM. Enjoy the first evening in the magical city of Bangkok, a legendary destination known from songs, films and countless travel tales. Enjoy the city’s nightlife! Walk into one of the many exuberant bars in the area. Indulge in some shopping before returning to the hotel for overnight stay.


DAY 02: BANGKOK (B/-/-) 


After early breakfast, we visit Wat Traimit, the Temple of the Golden Buddha, famous for its 900-years old five-and-a-half-ton solid gold image. We then continue to visit Wat Arun, better known as the Temple of the Dawn, one of the best known landmarks and one of the most published images of Bangkok. Then, visit to Wat Po, the largest and oldest temple in Bangkok, as well as the largest single Buddha image: the Reclining Buddha (Phra Buddhasaiyas), also known as Wat Phra Chetuphon or The Temple of the Reclining Buddha. The temple is also known as the birthplace of traditional Thai massage Reclining Buddha. After lunch, we continue to visit the most famous tourist places in Bangkok, Royal Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha. The Grand Palace adjoins Wat Phra Kaew in a common compound and is where you will end up after exiting Wat Phra Kaew. Despite the proximity of the two, there's a distinct contrast in style between the very Thai Wat Phra Kaew and the more European inspired designs of the Grand Palace (the roof being the exception). Overnight in Bangkok.


DAY 03: BANGKOK – CHIANG MAI (B/-/-) 


Early breakfast at the home-stay / hotel is followed by a transfer to the airport. We fly to Chiang Mai and check into our home-stay / hotel. After a bit of relaxation, we embark on a tour of the town and its temples. Visit the historical Wat Suan Dok and admire its 48-metre-high Sri Lankan-style chedi, which overlooks the Royal Cemetery. Continue to Wat Phra Sing in the old town and appreciate the beauty of this large complex comprising more than 60 buildings before visiting the 14th-century Wat Chedi Luang in the very heart of the old city. This ancient temple has a more rustic appearance and has been restored after decades of decay. Discover, too, the nearby Wat Chet Yot and Wat Chiang Man. Due to its age, the Chet Yot temple betrays some signs of ruin while the Chiang Man temple is renowned for its numerous elephant sculptures. Overnight in Chiang Mai. 


DAY 04: CHIANG MAI (B/-/-) 


This morning after our breakfast, we make a visit to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, where you’ll enjoy some magnificent panoramic views of the city. The temple is reached by climbing a 309-step naga staircase or via cable car (at cost). If the views are stunning, the temple itself is even better and boasts a number of dazzling structures. Continue to the bustling Warorot Market, a historical landmark renowned for the variety and quality of its produce, before visiting the fragrant flower market. In the evening, enjoy a khantoke dinner, a traditional northern Thai feast combined with a selection of traditional cultural performances inspired by the Lanna kingdom, which dominated Northern Thailand for almost five centuries (at cost). Overnight in Chiang Mai.


DAY 05: CHIANG MAI – PAI (B/L/D) 


Today we head to Pai, a picturesque hamlet located at north of Chiang Mai. En route, visit Memorial Bridge, an antiquated iron-wooden bridge built by the Japanese during World War II. Next, make a photo stop at Yellow House, an English cottage style mansion. The mansion is famous because of the movie “Pai in Love”. Overnight in Pai.


DAY 06: PAI – CHIANG MAI (B/L/-) 


At around 5AM, we head to Yun Lai Viewpoint and enjoy breath taking panorama of Pai’s landscape (subject to weather condition). Then head to Santichon Village, the only Yunnan’s village in Pai. Here we relish the authentic Yunnan local food, experience the Yunnan way of life and stroll along the clay houses. Next, we visit Pai Canyon, a picturesque area of eroded red sandstone, comprising deep gullies and ochre-colored sharp ridges dotted with stunted pines.  


In the evening, enjoy shopping at Na Mor Night Bazaar where you can shop and snack to your heart’s content and find beautiful handicrafts and souvenirs to take home. Overnight in Chiang Mai.


DAY 07: CHIANG MAI – PHUKET (B/-/-) 


This morning, we take a flight and head down south to Phuket. Take some rest and then visit to Phuket City. Take the scenic drive across the island, passing by iconic beaches like Patong, Karon, Kata and Rawai. Visit to View Point where you can witness the beautiful bays of Kata Noi, Kata, Karon and Kho Poo Island, one of the island's best scenic spot. This tour gives an insight into the highlights of the "Pearl of the Andaman". Take a leisure drive around Phuket town to explore the true essence of Sino-Portuguese architecture. Other attractions are Wang Thalang Lapidary gem factory, Wat Chalong, Phuket's most famous & beautiful monastery, the Gypsy Village at Rawai Beach, a Cashew Nut Factory where you may relish the culinary delights on offer and the famous sunset viewpoint at Phromthep Cape, one of the most beautiful panoramas on the island. Overnight in Phuket.


DAY 08: PHUKET – PHI PHI ISLAND (B/-/-) 


After breakfast, depart by speedboat from Boat Lagoon Marina for a cruise to one of the most popular natural attractions in Thailand; Phi Phi Islands. To avoid the crowds we will first visit Bamboo Island, a pristine white sand beach set along the emerald color water, simply irresistible for swimming. From here we travel a short distance to enjoy snorkeling off Yoong Island with colorful fish swimming all around you. Board the boat again for a 30 minute cruise to Monkey beach, an island full of wild monkeys. Continue on to Phi Phi Don for a simple local buffet lunch.


After lunch, take a dip in Viking Cave before continuing on to discover first-hand the magical landscape of Maya Bay (where parts of the movie The Beach were filmed). Enjoy a swim at this famous bay or simply relax on the white sand beach. Return by boat cruise back to Phuket and onto your home-stay / hotel.


DAY 9: BID ADIEU (B/-/-) 


It's time to say goodbye to Thailand! After breakfast at your hotel, enjoy any remaining free time in Phuket. At the designated time, you'll be escorted to the airport for your departure flight back home with the memories of a lifetime trip. We bid good-bye to all the participants. Tour ends.


The itinerary is loosely drafted, and allows you to do as little or as much as you like.

This itinerary is just to give you an idea on the tour structure but in no means final and is subject to change.

Trip Dates

Start Date: August 10, 2019 (Saturday)

End Date: August 18, 2019 (Sunday)


Pick-up at Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK), Bangkok & drop-off at Phuket Airport (HKT)


Pls ensure that you arrive before 12 Noon on the Start Date &book your return ticket for your flight after 3:00PM on the End Date.

Trip Cost

INR 27,000 per person (Including the Booking Fee)


These rates are for Indian Nationals only.


  • The trip will have a maximum of 14 members(13 participants + 01 facilitator). Pls invite your friends to join. 
  • Minimum of 8 participants required to conduct the trip. Please do check with us before booking your air tickets. 
  • Suitable for singles / solo travelers / small group of friends / couples
  • Suitable for members between the age group of 16-55 years. We do take members above 55 years too based on their physical fitness.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  INCLUSIONS


  • Comfy accommodation on double / triple sharing basis in Home-stays / Hotels / Guest-houses for 8 nights / 9 days. Married couples get a separate room.
  • Meal plan as in the itinerary at our place of stay
  • Group airport transfer by AC vehicle. If your flight arrival is at a different time, extra charges will be applicable. Vehicle not at disposal.
  • Local sightseeing by an exclusive AC mini-bus [Tuk-tuk in Bangkok & Chiang Mai] 
  • Boat trip to Phi-Phi Islands
  • Permits, Toll Taxes, Parking Charges
  • Local English Speaking Guide, wherever applicable
  • Service charges & Taxes


  EXCLUSIONS

    

  • International airfare & airport taxes
  • Inland Airfares (Bangkok to Chiang Mai @ INR 2500 approx.; Chiang Mai to Phuket @ INR 4000 approx.)
  • Visa charges & arrangements
  • Meals will be at actual cost (other than the meals included in the package). We’ll be eating at roadside restaurants which are generally inexpensive. A great way to experience the local cuisine.
  • Snacks, Beverages, Bottled water, etc 
  • Overseas Travel Insurance.
  • Entry fees to places of interest
  • Any adventure activities like zip lining, aqua-sports, bicycling, river cruise, etc.
  • Camera charges
  • Additional cost arising due to mishaps, political unrest, natural calamities like – landslides, road blockage, etc. In such case extra will have to be paid on the spot by the guests directly.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, room heater charges, bottled water, soft drinks, incidentals, porter charges, tips, medicines, etc.
  • Any item not specified in the ‘Inclusions’.

Booking Procedure

Please confirm your participation by paying INR 10000 (Non-refundable Booking Fee**) to book your seat. Rest to be paid 45 days before the tour start date.


Pls write to us at unusualescapes@gmail.com for our Bank Account Details to transfer the Booking Fee (or) pay via Google Pay at 9052220466. Your spot will be confirmed as soon as we receive your Booking Fee.

 

**If you can find anyone else to replace you, there’ll be NO cancellation charges. We will then refund your money in full including the non-refundable booking fee.


Pls write to us for cancellation conditions and other queries.

~ TRAVEL QUOTE ~

“If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home.” - James Michener